Fundamental limits on the power consumption of encoding and decoding

Pulkit Grover, Andrea Goldsmith, Anant Sahai

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Abstract

We provide fundamental information-theoretic bounds on the required circuit wiring complexity and power consumption for encoding and decoding of error-correcting codes. These bounds hold for all codes and all encoding and decoding algorithms implemented within the paradigm of our VLSI model. This model essentially views computation on a 2-D VLSI circuit as a computation on a network of connected nodes. The bounds are derived based on analyzing information flow in the circuit. They are then used to show that there is a fundamental tradeoff between the transmit and encoding/decoding power, and that the total (transmit + encoding + decoding) power must diverge to infinity at least as fast as cube-root of log 1/P e, where P e is the average block-error probability. On the other hand, for bounded transmit-power schemes, the total power must diverge to infinity at least as fast as square-root of log 1/P e due to the burden of encoding/decoding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2012
Pages2716-2720
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA
Period7/1/127/6/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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